THE ONLINE DRUMMING COMMUNITY
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WHAT IT IS
The Drumdrill brings together drummers ready to hone in on their hand technique and rhythmic knowledge to practice the fundamentals, share views & approaches and experiment with new and challenging ideas so that we can build a healthy routine, starting our day in great company and feeling motivated and hungry to push our playing forward.
It is not another technique lesson or pre recorded course, nor is it about learning cheap tricks or flashy licks. It is simply a place where we turn up, draw inspiration from our favourite drummers and help each other getting some work done in what can often feel like the gruelling side of drumming.
It is an informal and pressure free environment with plenty of spontaneity and proves to be a great way of keeping your hands and your head healthy.
WHAT WE DO
MEET Anyone can watch tutorials on Youtube or Instagram but to connect with a community of drum nerds to inspire you, motivate you and laugh with is another story. Until now. LEARN The technical & rudimental world doesn’t have to be a cold and intimidating one. Charge up your playing with ideas tuning in to our live group sessions and using the resources available on the platform. PRACTICE The difference between learning an exercise (memorising) and actually improving a skill (using an exercise) is a key aspect of what we try to do. We may be practicing on one surface but we think music & drums; contextualising. This is not practice pad Olympics.
All of the sessions are live and last around 60 minutes. The content will vary but we usually follow this rough template:
WARM UP AND STRETCH
Exercises using larger Rebound/Full strokes with simple sticking and accent patterns.
RYTHMIC, TIMING PERCEPTION
Getting the brain and the ears going, using rudimental ideas or short phrases and playing around with displacement, permutation, changing the sticking or subdivisions.
Working on existing material from Gary Chaffee, Joe Morello, Ted Reed, Gary Chester, Steve Gadd, Charley Wilcoxon… or even making our own based on songs we like.
Wrapping it all up with some focused drills and endurance routines. Tommy Igoe’s Lifetime Warm Up is often on the menu here.
Ultimately, it is all about:
SUPPORTING EACH OTHER
LEARNING FROM ONE ANOTHER
As a Drumdrill member you will get access to:
A community of like minded drummers to connect and interact with.
A minimum of 3 weekly live sessions lead by myself, usually held at 10:00 and 18:30 (GMT)*.
All 'Off Schedule' sessions organised privately within the group.
Access via the platform to PDF notation of the exercises, drills and concepts used during the sessions.
Access to pre-recorded 'Practice Along' videos.
Priority access and 50% discount on all 'Guest Sessions'.
20% discount on all 1-1 lessons.
Free cancellation at any time.
* Live sessions will be confirmed the week prior as schedule may vary.
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Hey dude, I just wanted to write and say man, thank you so much for all these drumdrill zoom sessions. They really do brighten my day and I look forward to all of them – whilst at the time – enjoying the shit out of them, every time. I have wanted for a long time to do something like this and theses sessions are number one priority in my (now) daily routine. Thank you. You do a f***** great job and I love the challenges. And honestly, the “faster is better” joke is hilarious – don’t stop saying it 😉 makes me chuckle everytime!
Stay safe and…play faster.
I just have to say man. Thank You. I’m feeling fresher, more positive, and excited to drum every day. This is a chapter in my life I’ll never forget and always be thankful for. Thanks for setting this up whenever ya did, delighted to be a part of it.